The coolant level in the expansion tank can vary even though there is no actual loss of coolant. Next time you check it could be low - then next time higher with the same quantity of coolant. As long as the level remains within the Min-Max guides, all should be well.
Head gasket damage can not be eliminated completely. So many things can cause gasket damage that it's impossible to cover everything. However, a few simple regular checks along with good maintenance will reduce the chances considerably.
Do lift the bonnet at least once a week and check ALL those levels. Coolant, Oil, PAS, Brake fluid etc... any signs of change investigate. Always use a good quality antifreeze of the correct strength.
Most head gaskets do not actually fail, they are usually damaged first - most often by overheating following coolant loss. Any loss of coolant, even slow progressive loss will show up eventually in the coolant expansion bottle levels. Be particularly watchful for any sudden change of levels and investigate. There's always a reason - the difficult part sometimes is discovering the cause unless there are obvious signs.
So at least weekly, visually check all coolant hoses, their fastenings and their external condition. Don't forget the expansion bottle. You're looking for any tell tale signs of coolant loss and if you find some, even little ones, investigate and rectify.