In a prior posted dated we talked about what periodontitis is and how it affects your dental health. However you can avoid getting periodontitis simple by having good at home dental care habits, and seeing your dentist at least twice a year or as often as advised by your dentist. By having dental insurance it help keep your dental care cost low. One main factor as to why people do not see a dentist regularly was cost factors. However with insurance most dental plans benefits provide free preventive care. Thus helping you maintain your regular dental visits and your dental health care.