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A rooted Pixel should be regularly updated to keep it secure (and stifle the annoying update nag notification). Once you've unlocked the bootloader, over-the-air (OTA) updates can't be installed by the operating system due to failing security checks. It needs to be done manually. This can happen without erasing the phone, but you'll need to re-root and possibly apply SuperSU and SuHide again. You should always back up your files anyway in case of problems.
This guide is based on a very helpful XDA article, but attempts to fill in procedural holes and improve clarity for my own benefit. It will be improved as needed. I intend to own and operate my (awesome, but very expensive) Pixel for at least 3 years. The root procedure itself is outside the scope of this article.